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Laura Joyce Davis joins Stanford Storytelling Project

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Beginning on September 1, Shelter in Place Executive Producer and Narrative Podcasts CEO Laura Joyce Davis will join the Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) as a full-time lecturer and Managing Editor of SSP’s student-produced podcasts, including the award-winning State of the Human. SSP is an arts program at Stanford University that teaches students how to use story craft and practices to create personal and social change. Previous SSP lecturers included critically acclaimed producers Tiffany Naiman and Jake Warga.

Prior to joining SSP, Davis was one of Podcast Magazine Top 22 Influencers in Podcasting in 2022, and created 200 episodes of the narrative podcast Shelter in Place, which won the International Women’s Podcast Awards category for “Changing the World One Moment at a Time.” Davis also co-founded a PR News Social Impact Award-winning podcast training intensive with her writer husband Nate, and most recently created Narrative Podcast Labs, an online course. Before creating Shelter in Place, Davis was a WNYC podcast accelerator finalist, a Fulbright scholar, and an award-winning fiction writer.

“I am thrilled to join a program with a legacy of investing in students and building the future of audio storytelling,” said Davis. “It’s incredibly special to find such shared vision and values.”

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Stanford Storytelling Project Director Jonah Willihnganz commented, “We’re excited for Laura Davis to join our team and help us help students experience the rewards of witnessing others, the creative process, and crafting compelling stories that change our minds. We look forward to the experience and talent she’ll bring to the role and program, and are confident she’ll help us make our next chapter a great one.”

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